Rising consumer confidence and banks that are more willing to lend are combining to end the Great Recession's frugality.
Despite the sharp rise in the program's usage, many eligible Americans get no benefits, for reasons including stigma and lack of awareness.
It costs between $28,000 and $60,000 to house an inmate. With federal prisons 40% overcrowded, can we afford to cut low-level drug offenders loose?
Oracle's Larry Ellison sees the agency's online spy program as necessary but not evil. That should please one of his company's biggest clients.
This time shoddy ink work is the culprit. The cost of botched Benjamins goes beyond the toll on taxpayers.
That's good news for hardworking Americans, who get no guaranteed paid breaks, unlike Europeans.
A new White House report says hurricanes, blizzards and other weather calamities -- not to mention cyberattacks -- show why it's time to invest in new infrastructure.
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